Mar 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
, travel, postage and other costs for all ex-president's. the big spender last year was george w. bush, who cost taxpayers $1.3 million, including roughly $400,000 from office in dallas. former president bill clinton spent even more than that on his new york office space, and costs the nation just under $1 million in total last year. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama as pick to become the nation's next energy secretary is drawing criticism for his deep ties to the fossil fuel, fracking, and nuclear industry. alabama nominated mit professor ernest moniz last month to replace outgoing energy secretary steven chu. >> i could not be more grateful for the incredible contribution he has made to this country. and now that his decided to leave washington for sunny california, i am proud to nominate another brilliant scientist to take his place, mr. ernest moniz. there he is right there. [applause] the good news is ernie already knows his way run the department of energy. he is a physicist by training, but he also served as un
Mar 21, 2013 8:00am PDT
, look what happens here. there is an evidence of resonance. see those bushes moving around a little bit? a little bit of wind there, but let's stick to our cat theme. and there it goes. look at that. this is in real time, gang, scout's honor. this is not time lapse so speed it up. these are the real vibrations, real time. that bridge is resonating. and what's the cause of that resonance? that calico-colored cat. hmm, hmm, hmm. they sent to follow out there to kick the cat off the bridge, but the animal rights activist said, "no, let the cat "do its own thing. every creature has a right to do its own thing." uh, uh, uh. you look very carefully. in the middle of the picture, you can see the cat. cat's purring, making its paws go up and down, generating this terrible, terrible event. turns out this bridge was inadvertently uninsured. turns out the insurance premiums were unpaid by a city official, and that turned out to be a disaster financially for the city as we'll see very soon. you really believe that a cat's generating this, gang? there's a catch. you can see it on the side there.